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Home > Power Up Participant Programme

The Power Up Participant Programme is designed to elevate exciting Black music creators and industry professionals and address barriers for those at crucial career stages.

Creating a long-term network across the UK, each year the Participant Programme will support:

  • 20 x Black music creators
    artists, songwriters, composers and producers who are involved in the creative process and may be working in any genre, based anywhere in the UK
  • 20 x Black executives and industry professionals
    industry professionals working in any sector of the music industry, anywhere in the UK. This includes employees and entrepreneurs, freelancers and self-employed professionals

Participants will power up through:

  • Grant support of up to £15,000
  • Capacity building and mentoring
  • Access to partners
  • Marketing support 
  • Taking part in the Power Up network

Should I apply? 

Have you experienced barriers relating to being a Black music creator or industry professional?

Do you want grant support and to take part in a transformative capacity building programme in order to break down barriers and break through the glass ceiling?

Will Power Up support have a significant impact on your progression?

Power Up supports exceptional talent on the creative side and behind the scenes in the industry, providing opportunities to progress which benefits members of the network and the wider music community. We can help participants to realise their potential and shape the future of music.

As per our ‘Applications’ section below, eligible participants can apply from February 10th  until our deadline of March 10th. Please read our full guidance page where we describe what level eligible applicants should be at, what things Power Up partners are looking for and where to go if other types of support are more appropriate.

What support is on offer? 

Participants will bring their expertise and experiences to the network and will power up through:

  • Grant support of up to £15,000 
  • Capacity building and mentoring
  • Support from and access to partners
  • Marketing and promotional support from the PRS Foundation and Power Up partners

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FULL GUIDANCE CLICK HERE